Philadelphia Experiment II

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"They cut a hole through time"
  • PG-13
  • 1993
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • 4.5  (2,207)

Philadelphia Experiment II is a science fiction movie released in 1993 as a sequel to the 1984 film Philadelphia Experiment. The movie is directed by Stephen Cornwell and stars Brad Johnson, Marjean Holden, and Gerrit Graham. The story of the movie is set in 1993, nearly sixty years after the events of the first movie. The movie revolves around a secret military project named Rainbow, which is responsible for building time-traveling machines. The project is led by a brilliant physicist, David Herdeg (played by Brad Johnson), who was also the protagonist of the first movie.

The movie starts with Herdeg witnessing a fatal accident that claims the life of his friend and colleague, Dr. Balkin. Soon after, Herdeg discovers that Rainbow is involved in a top-secret project to bring back Hitler from the past to help the US win the war.

Realizing the catastrophic consequences of altering history, Herdeg decides to sabotage Rainbow's project. In the process, he inadvertently travels back to 1943, where he is arrested by the US military in suspicion of being a spy.

While in custody, Herdeg meets Allison (played by Marjean Holden), a researcher who worked on the Philadelphia Experiment in the past. Together, they discover that Rainbow's project has not only altered history but has also caused irreparable damage to the space-time continuum. Herdeg and Allison try to fix the damage to history and return to their present time.

The movie features some impressive sci-fi scenes, including a tense car chase in the middle of the desert, a shootout in an abandoned factory, and a time-traveling sequence that takes Herdeg and Allison to some of the significant events in history.

Brad Johnson delivers an excellent performance as David Herdeg, the time-traveling physicist, whose sense of morality and duty to the greater good leads him to make tough decisions throughout the movie. Marjean Holden plays Allison, a feisty and intelligent researcher, who adds some humor and sense of adventure to the film.

Gerrit Graham plays the arrogant and ruthless Colonel Donaldson, the head of Rainbow's project, who is willing to risk everything to achieve his goal. His character serves as the main antagonist, and Graham's performance adds to the intensity of the movie's conflict.

The movie's special effects are not groundbreaking, but they are sufficient to provide some thrilling action sequences and convey the sense of time-traveling. The movie's score, composed by Charles Bernstein, also helps in building the tension and adding to the film's ambiance.

The theme of time-traveling and the butterfly effect is prominent in the movie. The movie explores the consequences of altering history, and how even the smallest of actions can have significant ripple effects. The movie also touches on the themes of morality, duty, and the obligation to protect history.

In conclusion, Philadelphia Experiment II is an entertaining sci-fi movie that delivers a solid story with some exciting action sequences. The movie's cast delivers excellent performances, and the special effects, while not groundbreaking, are sufficient to transport the audience to the world of time-traveling. The movie's themes about the consequences of altering history and the responsibility to protect it resonate even today, making the movie worth watching.

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    4.5  (2,207)